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My Ipad is dead.

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  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Nov 24, 2010 8:28 PM (in response to yukialbany)
    +"They have an APPLESTORE within..."+

    Starting when?
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Nov 24, 2010 8:30 PM (in response to RichHerts)
    +"Why does it happen though, does anyone know?"+

    FM
  • ipad aych Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2010 6:25 AM (in response to ipad aych)
    Update on the restore after the iPad blackout: the screen lock button is now a volume on/off (mute) switch. (What?!) Cannot use screen lock at all. I haven't tried too many apps yet - this being Thanksgiving - but in Netflix, there are now no rewind or fast-forward buttons, only pause. I realize that may be an app update issue affected by the new iOS, but come on...

    Anyone else have this weird s*&t happening?
    Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • ipad aych Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 25, 2010 6:37 AM (in response to ipad aych)
    Checked the review of the new iOS online for further insight and at pcmag.com there is this confusing report:



    +There are more subtle visual changes, too, such as the navigation arrow (similar to iOS 4 on the iPhone 4) that appears in the toolbar when you fire up a location-based app (such as Google Maps), and the new on-screen screen-lock button. The latter becomes visible when you double tap the Home button, and it lets you lock the screen either vertically or horizontally. It also transforms the hardware lock button into a Mute button for quickly silencing audio—a nice touch+.



    OK, SO THAT'S CHANGED (WHY?). BUT FOR ME DOUBLE-TAPPING THE HOME BUTTON DOES NOT PRODUCE A SCREEN LOCK OPTION.



    +New Search:+
    +
Previously, clicking the Home button while you were on the home screen would take you to the Spotlight search bar… When you do the same in iOS 4.2, you're given two additional options: "Search Web" and "Search Wikipedia."+

    NOPE. NOT AT ALL.

    +Multitasking:
... Double-tapping the Home button ghosts the iPad's dock by adding translucent effects, moves it slightly upward, and reveals a second row of icons.+

    YES, THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS. BUT THAT CONTRADICTS THE ABOVE RE SCREEN LOCK INFO. MAYBE THE REVIEWER DIDN'T FACT-CHECK BUT THIS IS REALLY CONFUSING. HEADING BACK AT THE STORE TOMORROW, PERHAPS.
    Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • JohnBoyTenn Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2010 7:19 AM (in response to ronimous)
    The home/power button did the trick. Anyone know what's causing this to happen? and a BIG THANK YOU to the person that figured out the fix!
    iPad, iOS 4, NA
  • David Wintheiser Calculating status...
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    Dec 12, 2010 4:20 PM (in response to ronimous)
    I had the same problem, and holding down the home and power buttons for 15 seconds while connected to power fixed the issue.

    If I had to guess, based on my experience along with a couple of clues from this thread, it seems to be an issue when the iPad sleeps in a low-battery condition. (I burned through a fair amount of battery last night using the Netflix app, but didn't connect it to power before I went to sleep.) When my iPad came back up, it had < 10% charge remaining in the battery, so I'm leaving it connected to the 10v charger to finish powering up.

    Unlike one commenter, though, I did not need to restore my iPad from a previous backup -- all my existing apps and data are still there.
    iPad 3G 64GB, iOS 4, also iPhone, MacMini (OSX 10.4)
  • Magpie1990 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2011 2:17 PM (in response to ronimous)
    Thanyou to forum for the tip.
    imac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Trubee Calculating status...
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    Jan 5, 2011 5:27 PM (in response to ronimous)
    same thing just happened to me...thank goodness for this forum. .when I held down the buttons as suggested, it asked me to plug it in to iTunes...I did and now it seems to be working again. But what is this about, Apple? I have nearly a full charge so that's not it.
    desktop, Mac OS X (10.6.5), also iPad
  • amazon_blonde Calculating status...
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    Jan 5, 2011 5:38 PM (in response to ronimous)
    I also had this problem. Bought my ipad at an Apple store in Canada the first day it came out (June 2010). Mine had more than 60% power when it died and I did not have to restore the apps or data. It took more than 10 seconds of holding the wake and home buttons simultaneously - more like 15-20 and I was connected to my macbook by USB at the time. I also would really like to know the cause of this glitch.
    iPad, iOS 4
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Jan 5, 2011 6:06 PM (in response to amazon_blonde)
    amazon_blonde wrote:
    I also had this problem. Bought my ipad at an Apple store in Canada the first day it came out (June 2010). Mine had more than 60% power when it died and I did not have to restore the apps or data. It took more than 10 seconds of holding the wake and home buttons simultaneously - more like 15-20 and I was connected to my macbook by USB at the time. I also would really like to know the cause of this glitch.


    I think of things like this as resembling a flat tire on a car. If I get a flat, I get it fixed and I don't agonize over the cause. That comes under the category of "stuff happens." Of course, it's a different story if I'm getting a flat every day.
  • lopezfmr Calculating status...
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    Jan 9, 2011 6:50 AM (in response to ronimous)
    it worked for me... 15 sec sleep/awake + home button and is back to life ... Thanks!!!
    Macbook, iPhone, iPad, iTV, iPod nano, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • PreacherNorm Calculating status...
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    Jan 14, 2011 12:11 PM (in response to Michael Superczynski)
    WOW! I was freaking out! I was about ready to head to Best Buy and pitch a fit. Thanks!!! Any idea why this happens?
    iPad WiFi, iOS 4
  • Capt.Razz Calculating status...
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    Jan 14, 2011 1:15 PM (in response to ronimous)
    Dear People.
    Your iPAD, iPHONE,iPODS Are not dead and this so called trick is not a trick it is how you boot the device up after being turned off. Onec the device is turned off that is how you turn it back on. The home button and the sleep button held together will also turn the device off and when you want to power it back up you push the home and sleep button till the apple logo appears. So everyone can put your minds at ease. The reason for this configuration is so you dont turn it off by accident these are hand held devices that would make you mad if you turned it a certain way and hit the power button. When Iam not using my iPad for a long period I shut it off to save batt life not sleep mode.

    Thanks Don
  • Peter Mallamo Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Jan 14, 2011 1:36 PM (in response to Capt.Razz)
    Actually Capt Razz, unless I am mistaken (which is definitely a possibility) I think the proper way to turn off the ipad is by holding down the wake/sleep button (the one at the top) until you see the "slide to power off" slider and then slide that to power down. To power up you hold the same button until you see the apple logo.

    Holding down wake/sleep and home buttons simultaneously until the ipad powers down and then back up again is a reset. The same procedures relate to the iphone.

    My iphone would not respond once, even though it had a full charge, and the only way I was able to get it back up was by plugging it in and holding down both buttons for about 15 seconds. This is what the genius at AppleCare told me to do.

    -PM
    Mac Pro 2GHz Dual Intel,10 GB RAM,FCP 6.0.6,Powerbook G4,iPhone 3GS,iPad 64Gig, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • BadAngler Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2011 6:39 AM (in response to ronimous)
    Mine died this morning also. Held the power and Home buttons together for 15 and it seemed to fix the problem.
    Home Made PC, Windows 7

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